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Charlie Chaplin's "The Cure"




Charlie Chaplin's 60th Film Released April 16 1917

The Cure is a short comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

Chaplin plays a drunk who checks into a health spa to dry out, but his suitcase full of alcohol does not aid him in this pursuit. Along the way he aggravates a large man and seduces a young lady, as Chaplin's characters are often wont to do.

The film featured Chaplin's frequent co-stars Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman, John Rand, James T. Kelley, Albert Austin, and Frank J. Coleman.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007832/


Audio/Visual sound, color
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Reviewer: DeTrixsta - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 29, 2015
Subject: Van Beuren Studios/RKO Radio Pictures re-issues
Popular Film Fun Just before prohibition went into effect! A gem from Chaplin's "Golden Dozen", but this is a dupe void of original credits & the score is a bit out of sync--- I don't understand how people find this vintage pop music "wacky".. I think they mean "hot dance" or "Jazzy".
Nor can I understand why people would complain about period appropriate music to a VINTAGE film! Silent films were not meant to be silent, and in 1931 Chaplin made "City Lights" with a music score, So Van Beuren Studios/RKO Radio Pictures re-issued some of Chaplin's 1917 Mutual films with new music scores by The Gene Rhodemitch Orchestra, who also created soundtracks & scores for the current cartoons of the studio.. (hence the cock-crows & slide whistles) but it was a clever money-making idea, as those prints have circulated for almost 80 years!
The songs used in the score do fit the action in a meaningful way, much like a Vitaphone score from the 1920's. I am guessing it's all lost on us today, but If you would watch a vintage film, why wouldn't you want the matching vintage score? The soundtrack features many popular songs from 1920 right to 1932! It's like a pop music video! Some of the tunes include:

I'm Just A Vagabond Lover (Opening credits in 1932 prints)
Happy Feet
For He's A Jolly Good Fellow/We Won't Get Home Until Morning
Business In F
Ain't She Sweet?
Shim-Me-Sha- Wobble
Aufedersein my Dear
How Dry I Am
Come Easy Go Easy Love
Sing a New Song
Apache/Adagio dance
Tiger Rag
Happy Days Are Here Again
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charley (End titles in some prints)
Original Release date 16 April 1917
19 August 1932 (sound re-Issue by Van Beuren Studios/RKO Radio Pictures)
Reviewer: Puck30 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 1, 2010
Subject: Near Perfection
This is my favorite all time Chaplin. EVERYBODY is on top of their game in this one This is 20 mins. of as close to comedy perfection as you are going to see. I grew up with this version of wacky music & sound effects. So to me it's no big deal. Charlie's greastest foil Eric Campbell is here. One can only imagine what great films Eric & Charlie could have combined in as his untimely death would happen in 8 months. Also check out 'Easy Street'.
Reviewer: stacy27 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2008
Subject: Ahh...memories!
This was one of the very first Chaplin films I ever saw. I remember my Mom watched it with me and she rolled on the floor laughing. Literally! No kiddin! Its good to see it again after these years and Chaplin is a big part of my heart. Always has been.

I gave this film 4 stars for Chaplin's genius. I didnt think it deserved 5 stars because of the wacky sound effects and somewhat annoying music. I dont think this one featured this kind of music and sound effects when I saw it on Turner Classic Movies. Maybe Im wrong. But in any case...ITS CHAPLIN! THANK YOU for featuring this film here. Mens a lot to me.....and so many others Im sure. x
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